Ben King stars for Tenbury Rugby Club in 10-5 win at Hereford-based Greyhound in Midlands Four West (North) (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Ben King stars for Tenbury Rugby Club in 10-5 win at Hereford-based Greyhound in Midlands Four West (North)
Greyhound 5 pts Tenbury 10 pts
BEN King was Tenbury Rugby Club’s hero as they finally picked up their first victory of the season.
Skipper Pete Stevens hailed his team for their tackling and said King was head and shoulders above the opposition at Hereford Racecourse.
Tenbury have climbed off the foot of the Midlands Four West (North) table and Stevens now believes it’s onwards and upwards for his men.
“I think we did something right for once,” admitted Stevens.
“I called it my biggest game as captain and it was vital to get our first win.
“We did it and the confidence has suddenly come flooding back after a tough start to the season.
“The boys tackled the best they had done and King was brilliant at scrum-half and was the man-of-the-match.
“We have brought in some young lads like Jake Thomas, Joe Webb and Will Billion and they were all superb, too.”
Tenbury will be hoping to continue their winning form this Saturday against fourthplaced Harborne at Palmer’s Meadow.
After a scoreless first-half in which Tenbury played up the slope and into the wind, they broke the deadlock against Greyhound through the lively Billion.
The replacement full-back bagged the first try in the 45th minute after fine work by Luke Brittain.
King added the conversion and he slotted a penalty soon afterwards to put Tenbury 10-0 ahead.
Jamie Gibbons replied with a try for Greyhound and the Hereford side also missed a close-range penalty.
Stevens said: “Will Morgan did well in our second row and Will Gough played at eight but King was top class.
“We are off the bottom of the table and I know it is onwards and upwards from here.
Greyhound have got a decent side and we were delighted to finally get our first win.”